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The tiresome, selfish Selfie King

Nepal, Feb. 15 -- There's this sequence towards the end of the song 'Jindagiko ke cha ra bhara' in the film Selfie King, where the titular character is on a motorcycle with a milkman. The motorcycle f... Read More


The Karma as a film is unredeemable. And Paramita could do better.

Nepal, Feb. 8 -- Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Please read at your own risk. Dear Pam, I write film reviews and this week it was your film I was set to review. I usually watch Nepali... Read More


In 'Panga', a mother dares to put herself, and her dreams first before her family's needs

Kathmandu, Feb. 1 -- Once upon a time, there was a woman. She was just starting out in life, realising her dream, building her career. Then she got married. Suddenly, everything became about her husba... Read More


A crash course in Indian nationalist history from professor Devgn

Kathmandu, Jan. 18 -- Remember history classes in school, or social studies classes? History, as most South Asians know it, is a peculiar brand of study where objective facts and happenings seem to or... Read More


There is an interesting premise, but the performances are better

Kathmandu, Jan. 4 -- Sex and Bollywood is a tale as old as cinema and equally old is the struggle Bollywood has faced dealing or even talking about sex. In the early days, sex in Indian cinema was rep... Read More


'Dabangg 3' is abs, item songs and a script steeped in patriarchy

Kathmandu, Dec. 29 -- [Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Read on at your own risk.] I remember watching the first Dabangg with a sprained ankle. For most of its runtime, I had such a good... Read More


'Dabangg 3 is abs', item songs and a script steeped in patriarchy

Kathmandu, Dec. 28 -- [Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Read on at your own risk.] I remember watching the first Dabangg with a sprained ankle. For most of its runtime, I had such a good... Read More


Nine trends that defined Nepali films in the past decade

Kathmandu, Dec. 21 -- By the early 2010s, around 40 Nepali films were released each year. That number surged to more than 100 films in 2019. This is indicative of increasing interest from more excitin... Read More


Crime doesn't pay-unless it's in a movie

Kathmandu, Dec. 14 -- Back in 2012, Loot, a film with relatively new faces, and a new director did something no other film had. It made money, lots of it. This made the makers greedy, they wanted to m... Read More


Copying a film is not a crime, but you need to build on the original's idea

Kathmandu, Dec. 7 -- It's almost 2020 and Nepali filmmakers thought it would be a good idea to rehash a 1970s Bollywood film. It wouldn't have been a problem-only they've done a terrible job. In Zanj... Read More